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Call for papers: 18th ILERA World Congress : Employment for a sustainable society: What is to be don

Employment for a Sustainable Society: What is to be Done?

The world of work has dramatically changed over the last three decades. Traditional employment relations have weakened, and in their wake job insecurity and income inequality have proliferated. Changes are not limited to industrialized countries. New forms of employment relations have emerged in developing economies and they may be of worldwide significance for the future. A succession of global financial crises and subsequent economic stagnation has revealed the structural problems contributing to unstable employment relations and polarized labor markets. Bottom-line short-termism likely only worsens these problems. Yet stable employment with equal opportunity is essential for sustainable socio-economic development and prosperity.

The 18th ILERA World Congress addresses the challenging question of how to redraw employment relations in order to achieve employment for a sustainable society.

You are invited to send your contributions on the following subjects (follow the links for detailed explanations):

Track 1: Collective Voices and Social Dialogue for a Better Future

Track 2: HRM Challenges and Responses for the Changing Workplace

Track 3: Labor Market Dualization and Institutional Responses

Track 4: Workforce Diversity, Labor Market Inequality and Social Integration

Track 5: Work and Employment Relations in Emerging Market Economies

Track 6: The Future of Work


  • It is authors' responsibility to ensure that all issues pertaining to copyright are addressed prior to submission.

  • Authors are not allowed to modify their abstract information after the submission deadline, August 31, 2017.

  • Abstract acceptance will be notified by September 30, 2017 via submitter's email. The submitter will be informed all future notification of abstracts by e-mail.

  • If the presenter of an accepted abstract does not register by May 31, 2018, the abstract will be automatically withdrawn.

Content and Format

  • Abstracts should be submitted online in English.

  • Abstract includes separate sections; Preferred Tracks(s), Title, Author(s), Body of Abstract

  • Title: Max. 30 words.

  • Author(s): In case of multiple authors, enter the names of all authors in the order you wish them to appear in the abstract. * Please make sure to indicate the presenter and corresponding author.

  • Body of Abstract: Max. 500 words not containing any illustrations, images, graphs or tables.

* Please do not repeat author(s) information in the abstract text section.


ILERA SECRETARIAT c/o Ms Johanna de Vries Department of Governance and Tripartism (GOVERNANCE) International Labour Office 1211 GENEVA 22 Switzerland Tel.: (+41-22) 799-7371 E-mail: ilera@ilo.org

For more information on ILERA, please visit www.ilo.org/ilera

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